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Matt Hlinak

Matt Hlinak
Matt Hlinak is an administrator at Dominican University, just outside of Chicago. He teaches courses in English and legal studies. His short stories have appeared in 'Sudden Flash Youth' (Persea Books 2011) and several literary magazines. 'DoG' (2012) is his debut novel.

Barbara Kingsolver – Flight Behavior | Review

In clumsier hands, 'Flight Behavior' would read as thinly-veiled pamphleteering. However, Kingsolver’s richly-drawn characters ensure that science takes a backseat to storytelling. Moreover, they illustrate that climate change is not a matter of vague consequences to be felt in the distant future, but rather a serious problem whose effects are already impacting ordinary people.

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The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes │ Review

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The stories in ‘The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes’ are entertaining and hold up well by themselves, but this collection works best as a supplement to George Mann’s novels. Fans of Sherlock Holmes and steampunk will particularly enjoy these stories, though anyone with a taste for adventure will find much to like here.

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The Twenty-Year Death │ Review

The Twenty Year Death

Crime novels are often criticized for being formulaic. Ariel S. Winter’s 'The Twenty-Year Death' is a crime novel so formulaic that, in a way, it is actually one of the most original works of fiction I have read in any genre.

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The Book of the New Sun | Review

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'The Book of the New Sun' is challenging and complex, full of allusions that operate at multiple levels, and multiple readings are necessary to get it all. This work is as serious as literature gets, and people who say that genre fiction is not serious literature should be forced to read this.

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